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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Bursting with floral and orange flavors, El Torero is a bullfighter among Northwest IPAs. This beer won’t step out of your way. It wants you to enjoy it.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2011
murky red-tinted amber body with a quickly thinning and disappearing white head. strange burnt butter and oil nose. syrupy body; medium-high bitterness; dirty yeast phenols (black pepper and soil). saccharine sweetness throughout is the worst attribute. blah.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
A grassy dank aroma mixed with slight fund. A hazy gold with a white head. Spicy, piney and resin start that quickly dries out the palate. Light in body that allows dangerously quick drinking. A good IPA that bursts with hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Amber, slight haze, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Hoppy nose, slight citrus peel and pine resin.   Similar tongue, hoppy, well balanced.   This seems like a straight forward IPA.   Enough malt to carry the bitterness, clean, with hop bitterness that is smooth and lingers quite a while after the exit.     Moderate body and mouthfeel.   This one was better than I expected.   All I can say is solid example of a good IPA.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
weak mallty aroma. Pours a slightly cloudy copper-orange, flat. Fairly tasteless with an alcohol finish. Don’t waste your time on this one.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2010
A good IPA, a good organic one to boot. Kind of middle of the road, where its hoppy enough without any major flaws, but also not exactly something to rush out for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2010
22oz bottle. Hazy brown/copper with a minimal beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, grassy and earthy hops and a bit of sweet and dark malts. Flavor is grassy and earthy hops with grapefruit rind and a bit of sweet caramel on the back end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours cloudy orange-copper with minimal head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is quite bitter with a lot of pine and a bit of sweetness in the background. A resinous, medium-heavy IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle. Poured orange dark red with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Mild hop aroma with a hint of berry. Medium body, lots of bitterness with a tiny fruity note. Medium finish, more hop. Something seemed to not quite gel, but still a very drinkable effort

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1948) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2010
22 oz bomber..no mention or ’orgainic" on the label. In appearance this is already an odd IPA, darker amber with a small bubbly,frothy tan head. Strong citrus like hop aromas, but also stong breadyness from the malts. very balanced flavours the citric hopping and very strong semi-sweet malts shining though.. God enough o the palate..nice lingering finish. Overall a strange one. Almost an American Strong Ale rather than an IPA in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Amber pour with a lacey white head. Big floral aroma. Medium body. Bitter, but floral. Soft lush finish.


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